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    Mantis questions

    Has anyone here fought using mantis style? Stories?
    How wide were the stances in your school?
    If you are not taking mantis anymore, why did you quit/ do you still use it to some degree?
    Was there anything you felt was particularly useful about it?
    What did you think of the footwork?

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    I will start seven star mantis soon. Ive read that mantis kung fu gets their foot work from monkey style. In mantis i think there are a few takedowns and pressure point stuff too. Its a fast style. No experience, just read stuff and seen videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8bit View Post
    Has anyone here fought using mantis style? Stories?
    How wide were the stances in your school?
    If you are not taking mantis anymore, why did you quit/ do you still use it to some degree?
    Was there anything you felt was particularly useful about it?
    What did you think of the footwork?
    What style of mantis? Northern or Southern? that make a big difference..

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    There are many versions of Mantis, there is a huge disparity of skill among those teaching those various versions and of course effectiveness varies from student to student.

    The main strength of the Mantis system (Northern Seven Star) is in the trapping range and it is as effective as any other trapping range boxing system.

    As with all styles it has it's strengths and weaknesses and the value of the system will vary from individual to individual and situation to situation.

    Kicking range is great until you find yourself in a public bathroom.
    Boxing range is great until you find yourself unable to close on a talented kicker.
    Trapping range is great until you find yourself on the ground.
    Ground fighting is great until you find yourself fighting more than one attacker.

    There is no "best system" or it would always win and none of the others would exist.

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    I am a South Mantis teacher and its kicks are kept low, we train as we apply and we hit you until you give up or fall down and bleed.








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    Mantis and MMA

    Quote Originally Posted by 8bit View Post
    Has anyone here fought using mantis style? Stories?
    How wide were the stances in your school?
    If you are not taking mantis anymore, why did you quit/ do you still use it to some degree?
    Was there anything you felt was particularly useful about it?
    What did you think of the footwork?
    I did 7 star mantis (tang lang) for couple of years and I think that among kung fu styles, this one can be quite useful for real fight. There´s a lot of boxing. I didn´t fight much but I know some european guys who train tang lang for many years and started with MMA and they´re quite good, as far as I know.. so I´d try that!

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